EA issues Fire Prevention Plan guidance

The Environment Agency (EA) has published its long awaited guidance on EA Fire prevention plans.  This replaces existing guidance TGN 7.01 reducing fire risk at sites storing combustible waste. The new guidance provides assistance for those wanting to draw up fire prevention plans that will become a mandatory part of site management systems.

??????A  fire prevention plan will also need to be included with an application for an Environmental Permit.  This is consistent with the EA requesting more information about management systems at the application stage.

It is also thought likely that the guidance will be expected to be used when updating existing Accident Management Plans which are a required to be updated on a quadrennial basis.  Accident Management Plans have been a permit requirement since the advent of Environmental Permitting.

Wiser Environment has extensive experience in developing working plans and management systems for the waste industry can assist with the drafting of fire prevention plans. Please contact one of our consultants on 01480 462232 or info@wisergroup.co.uk.

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Fernbrook Bio achieves recertification to PAS110 & Biofertiliser Certification Scheme

Congratulations to Fernbrook Bio for achieving recertification to PAS110 and Biofertiliser Certification Scheme!

Despite all the recent external pressures, Fernbrook Bio has successfully maintained a high-quality standard throughout. This fantastic achievement demonstrates how successful our 14-year strong collaborative partnership has been. We look forward to tackling the next challenge together.

End of halogen light bulbs

From this September, the UK Government is set to ban the sale of halogen light bulbs – with fluorescent light bulbs to follow suit.

We offer a complete collection and recycling service – so, get in touch if you have any unwanted lights, light fittings or bulbs.

The EA has updated its odour management plan guidance

The EA has updated its odour management plan guidance. Overall, the guidance outlines how operators must control and monitor emissions from their activities that may cause pollution.

Changes include clarifications regarding when the EA will want an odour management plan. They may request one during pre-application, determination, variation or at any point during the lifetime of your permit.

Also, Materials recycling and handle odorous inputs or reject streams and Intensive Farming have been added to the list of Activities that require an odour management plan.